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Something to Talk About Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
A few stray moments of wit mired amidst a low-key and sleep-inducing presentation.
| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 9, 2004
Dull, dumb and listless.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Horrible "romantic comedy." Great message for the ladies: Forgive your cheating husband because that's the best you can do.
| Original Score: 0/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
Focuses on the personal renewal of a woman after the break-up of her marriage.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The script by Callie Khouri is somewhat disjointed in structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 8, 2001
An especially painful letdown
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Something to Talk About is at its best when Khouri's juicy script is adroitly mixing comedy and pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Something to Talk About is weary -- every ounce of energy and originality has long since been wrung out of this formula, and the 'twist' of having the leads already married doesn't do much to spice up things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Something to Talk About is the kind of movie where you start out wondering how all of these people are related, and end up knowing all too well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The ending is still pat, with lots of reasons for optimism, but Something is not as neatly -- or falsely -- resolved as most Hollywood films.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In [Khouri's] zeal to portray a world full of male scum, she creates a morally mismatched, pandering scenario.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Khouri does get off some hilarious anti-male revenge lines.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Yet another 'men are evil' film from Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Under [Hallstrom's] direction, Something To Talk About seems volatile and fresh, as well as tender and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
[A] dismal movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Low-key to a fault, Something to Talk About is no more original or compelling than its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Everything about Something to Talk About feels off by a few beats.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Something to Talk About never goes bad, though it does get corny in places, and it hits a couple of dull patches near the finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Rosenberg
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Director Lasse Hallstrom glazes the film with too much faux bluegrass music, and the equine fantasy-world of the King Ranch is so enveloping that it suffocates all aspirations to more serious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Roberts, Quaid, Duvall, Rowlands and Kyra Sedgewick, who plays Grace's spirited sister, all turn in very personal performances that make Something to Talk About something to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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